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by Jonathan Arac

Author: Jonathan Arac
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: Harvard University Press; Reprint edition (September 30, 2005)
Pages: 288 pages
Category: Fiction and Literature
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And that's why his pages are so valuable. At once methodologically rigorous and artfully constructed, The Emergence of American Literary Narrative, 1820-1860 promises to change the ways in which nineteenth century narratives are classified and interpreted. The Emergence of American Literary Narrative, 1820-1860 anticipates the importance of the category of the "national narrative" to the reconceptualization of the field of American literary studies, and it promises to become a required scholarly text for graduate students and undergraduates alike.

Book DescriptionIn the mid-nineteenth century writers such as Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville produced works of fiction that even today, centuries later, help to define what American literature means. His work also delves into a deep paradox that has haunted American literature: our nation's great works of literary narrative place themselves at a tense distance from our national life.

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General American Literary Criticism Books. The Emergence of American Literary Narrative, 1820-1860. Professor Jonathan Arac. This button opens a dialog that displays additional images for this product with the option to zoom in or out. Tell us if something is incorrect. Harvard University Press.

Jonathan Arac is an American literary scholar. He is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of English at University of Pittsburgh, visiting professor at Columbia University and Director of Pitt's Humanities Center. Critical Genealogies: Historical Situations for Postmodern Literary Studies.

National narrative preceded literary narrative and prepared the ground . The book combines local sketch narrative, national narrative, and literary narrative.

National narrative preceded literary narrative and prepared the ground for the other major narrative types, the local narratives and the personal narratives, which grew parallel to the national. In the second chapter entitled Local Narratives, Arac gives a brief overview of the writings of Washington Irving, before discussing Southwestern humor at greater length. What is most significant for Arac is the complex participation of southwestern humor in levels of cultural activity including the local, the regional, and the national.

In the mid-nineteenth century writers such as Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville produced works of fiction that even today, centuries later, help to define what American literature means. In this work of innovative literary history, Jonathan Arac explains what made this remarkable creativity possible and what it accomplished. His work also delves into a deep paradox that has haunted American literature: our nation's great works of literary narrative place themselves at a tense distance from our national life.

Arac prepares the way with substantial critical readings of masterpieces such as Moby-Dick, The Scarlet Letter, Uncle Tom's Cabin, and the Narrative of Frederick Douglass, as well as astute commentary on dozens of other works of fiction, comic sketches, life testimony, and history. His interpretation demonstrates how the national crisis over slavery around 1850 led writers to invent new forms. In light of this analysis, Arac proposes an explanation for the shifting relations between prose narratives and American political history; he shows how these new works changed the understanding of what prose narrative was capable of doing--and how this moment when the literary writer was redefined as an artist inaugurated a continuing crisis in the relation of narrative to its public.